Standards have been set and guidelines proposed by many countries and several intergovernmental organizations to determine the acceptable human exposure to certain environmental pollutants in drinking-water and air.
To compare their values, the concept of Total Personal Exposure is introduced.
A comparison analysis is presented for trichloroethylene (as one extreme example), showing an unwarranted difference between level values from different sources.
Such an incompatibility requires a renewed examination of the process and procedure for setting national standards and international guidelines.
Mots-clés Pascal : Polluant, Environnement, Pollution air, Eau potable, Contamination, Concentration maximale admissible, Toxicité, Homme, Recommandation, International, Norme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pollutant, Environment, Air pollution, Drinking water, Contamination, Maximum permissible concentration, Toxicity, Human, Recommendation, International, Standards
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0345926
Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 10/04/1997.